James Wheeler Gooding
James Wheeler Gooding, 64, of Aransas Pass, succumbed to liver disease surrounded by his family on Nov. 28, 2017. James is survived by his sons Jason and Jimmie Gooding; grandchildren Jace and Shandi; great grandson Elijah, and many loving sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family. James was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all. James had a career in the oilfield and worked as a manager for the Western Company for 20 years before pursing his second career. James loved the sea and worked as a tug boat captain until he retired. He also enjoyed cooking and reading. James was always there to help friends with projects or whatever else they needed him for. A special thank you to all the friends and family who cared for James during his battle with liver disease. Memorial donations may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children Memory of James W Gooding Jr. Attn: Office development 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607, or online at Shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Guestbook available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.